45:0595(51)RO - - Geological Survey Water Resources Division, Southeastern Region, Caribbean District and AFGE - - 1992 FLRAdec RO - - v45 p595



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The decision of the Authority follows:


45 FLRA No. 51

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

SOUTHEASTERN REGION

CARIBBEAN DISTRICT

(Activity)

and

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO

(Petitioner/Labor Organization)

12-RO-10013

ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

July 21, 1992

Before Chairman McKee and Members Talkin and Armendariz.

I. Statement of the Case

This case is before the Authority on an application for review filed by the Activity under section 2422.17(a) of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. The Activity seeks review of the Regional Director's decision and order finding that the petitioned-for unit of all professional and non-professional employees of the Caribbean District is appropriate within the meaning of section 7112 of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and directing an election in the unit found appropriate. The Petitioner did not file an opposition to the application for review.

II. Order

We find that the Activity has established that compelling reasons exist for granting the application for review of the Regional Director's decision and order and direction of election pursuant to the provisions of section

2422.17 of the Authority's Rules and Regulations. In particular, we grant the application for review as to the following issue:

Whether the Regional Director's conclusion that the employees of the Caribbean District constitute an appropriate unit within the meaning of the Statute is supported by the record and consistent with Authority precedent.

Accordingly, we grant the application for review of the Regional Director's decision and order. We also grant a stay of the Regional